ST. LOUIS, MO, April 17, 2020 – Attorney Steven Bernstein of The Injury Counsel law firm obtained a large, undisclosed settlement for a local victim, who sustained life-altering injuries as a result of the defendant’s decision to drive drunk.
The victim was stopped at a traffic light signal, when the defendant struck the rear of his vehicle with a physical force so violent that it sheared off the victim’s headrest. The defendant fled the scene of the accident but was promptly found by the police, arrested, and determined to be intoxicated. The arrest marked the defendant’s third criminal charge for driving while intoxicated.
This life-altering accident resulted in head and neck injuries. The victim also suffered multiple serious fractures, which required surgical implants and months of rehabilitation.
The injuries had a domino effect of negatively impacting the family’s finances and ability to work. The victim was forced to go on disability leave and his wife was forced to resign from her job in order to care for him and their family.
“My life was turned upside down because someone made the reckless decision to drink and drive, even after being charged for the same crime twice before,” said the victim. “This incident was especially painful because we previously lost two family members at the hands of drunk drivers.
“My lawyers, Steven Bernstein and David Gregory were there for my family when we desperately needed help. We never asked for this, we never wanted to be in this situation due to the irresponsible actions of another, and even with these hardships, we only wanted what was fair to get our family back on its feet. Thanks to the advocacy of Steven Bernstein and The Injury Counsel, we obtained fast compensation, and a substantial reduction to our medical bills, which is allowing my family to begin putting our life back together.”
The Injury Counsel law firm provides aggressive personal injury legal representation across Missouri and beyond. The firm’s founder, David Gregory, is an award-winning litigation attorney who has been recognized with a number of prestigious awards, including the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 Award before the age of 30. He was named the Super Lawyers’ Rising Star for Personal Injury and serves in the Missouri House of Representatives.
The Injury Counsel attorneys also include Christopher Stuffle, a former police officer and insurance claims adjuster who went on to receive his juris doctor from St. Louis University, and Steven Bernstein, who has litigation experience in more than 100 trials.